The Resource Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar

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Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge
Title
Never caught
Title remainder
the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge
Statement of responsibility
Erica Armstrong Dunbar
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A revelatory account of the actions taken by the first president to retain his slaves in spite of Northern laws. Profiles one of the slaves, Ona Judge, describing the intense manhunt that ensued when she ran away."--NoveList
  • "When George and Martha Washington moved from their beloved Mount Vernon in Virginia to Philadelphia, then the seat of the nation's capital, they took nine enslaved people with them. They would serve as cooks and horsemen, as house servants and personal attendants. The North was different for the entire household, free and enslaved, white and black. There was a new climate to adjust to, and new mores as well. Slavery, in Philadelphia at least, was looked down upon. Indeed, there was even a law requiring slaveholders to free their slaves after six months. Yet George Washington thought he could outwit and circumvent the law by sending his slaves south every six months, thereby resetting the clock. Among the slaves to figure out this subterfuge was Ona Judge, Martha Washington's chief attendant. Having interacted with Philadelphia's sizable free black community, Ona Judge observed and soon longed for liberation. And, risking everything she knew, leaving behind everyone she loved and had known her entire life, she fled. Here, then, is the story not only of the powerful lure of freedom but also of George Washington's determination to recapture his property by whatever means necessary. Never Caught is the only book that examines the life of an eighteenth-century fugitive woman in intricate detail, and it provides a new look at George Washington's relationship to slavery. An important new work on one of the world's most celebrated families, Never Caught is a must-read for anyone interested in American history."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.D86 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar
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Never caught : the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Betty's daughter -- New York-bound -- New York in black and white -- The move to Philadelphia -- The blacks in the family -- Life in Philadelphia -- The wedding -- The fugitive -- Slavery and freedom in New Hampshire -- A close call -- The negotiator -- Mrs. Staines -- The survivor -- Epilogue: Ona's sister : Philadelphia Costin
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24 cm
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Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781501126390
Lccn
2017932249
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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